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Under the

Sea

Songs, Poems and


Fingerplays
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Im a little Fishy
(Sung to: Im a Little Teapot)

Im a little fishy, I can swim.


Here is my tail, here are my fins.
When I want to have fun with my friends,
I wiggle my tail and dive right in!

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Did You Ever See a Fishy?


(Sung to: Did You Ever See a Lassie?)

Did you ever see a fishy,


A fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy,
Swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way?
And that way and this way?
Did you ever see a fishy,
Swim this way and that?

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Take Me out to the Ocean


(Sung to: Take Me Out to the Ballgame)

Take me out to the ocean.


Take me out to the sea.
There goes a starfish and sand dollar,
Im having such fun, I just got to holler.
Oh its swim, swim, swim, under water.
Catch a ride on a whale, dont fear.
For the sea animals are our friends,
Lets give a great cheer!
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Sea Gull Song


(Sung to: Frere Jacques)

I see sea gulls.


I see sea gulls.
At the beach,
At the beach,
Soaring, diving, fishing,
Soaring, diving, fishing,
At the beach,
At the beach.
I hear the ocean,
I hear the ocean,
At the beach,
At the beach,
Crashing, splashing, foaming,
Crashing, splashing, foaming,
At the beach.
At the beach.

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Im a Big Whale
(Sung to: Clementine)

I am swimming, I am swimming,
I am swimming in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im swimming,
I am swimming in the sea.
I am singing, I am singing,
I am singing in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im singing,
I am singing in the sea.
I am spouting, I am spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.

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My Fishy Song
(Sung to: The More We Get Together)

If I could be a fishy,
A fishy, a fishy.
If I could be a fishy,
What kind would I be?
A swordfish, a guppy,
A goldfish, a molly.
If I could be a fishy,
I would be a (child fills in the blank).

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Three Little Fish


(Sung to: 3 Blind Mice)

Three little fish. Three little fish.


(hold up three fingers)
See how they swim.
See how they swim.
(make swimming motion with arms)
Round and round as fast as they can go.
(swim fast sing fast)
Now they are going very slow.
(swim slow sing slow)
Three little fish, three little fish.
(hold up 3 fingers again).
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Waves at the Beach


(Sung to: Wheels on the Bus)

The waves at the beach go up and down,


Up and down, up and down.
The waves at the beach go up and down,
All day long.
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth,
Back and forth, back and forth.
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth,
All day long.
The lobsters at the beach go snap, snap, snap.
Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap.
The lobsters at the beach, go snap, snap, snap.
All day long.
The clams at the beach will open and shut,
Open and shut, open and shut.
The clams at the beach will open and shut,
All day long.
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble.
Wibble, wobble, wibble, Wibble, wobble, wibble.
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble,
All day long.

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I Went Swimming in the Ocean


(Sung to: Ive Been Working on the Railroad)

I went swimming in the ocean.


On a summer day.
I went swimming in the ocean.
And kicked and splashed and played.
After lunch we looked for seashells.
I found three or four.
You can hold one up to your ear.
And hear the ocean roar.
Hear the ocean roar.
Hear the ocean roar.
You can hear the ocean roar, roar, roar.
Hear the ocean roar.
Hear the ocean roar.
Hear the ocean roar, roar, roar.

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My Starfish Song
(Sung to: Mary had a Little Lamb)

Im a little brown starfish,


Brown starfish, brown starfish.
Im a little brown starfish,
Who lives under the sea.

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Five Little Fishies

Five little fishies, swimming in a pool.


(Wiggle five fingers).

The first one said, This pool is cool.


(Show one finger, then wrap arms around body).

The second one said, This pool is deep.


(Show two fingers, then hands measure deep).

The third one said, I want to sleep.


(Show three fingers, then rest head on hands).

The fourth one said, Lets take a dip.


(Show four fingers, then hands dive into water).

The fifth one said, I spy a ship.


(Show five fingers, then form scope with hands to peer
through).

Fishing boat comes.


(Form V with fingers, then move hands away from body).

Line goes ker-splash.


(Pretend to throw fishing line).

Away the five little fishes dash.


(Wiggle five fingers away).

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Five Little Fishes


(Sung to: 5 Little Monkeys)

Five little fishes,


Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark,
You cant catch me!
Along comes Mr. Shark,
As quiet as can be. And snap!
Four, little fishes,
Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark,
You cant catch me!
Along comes Mr. Shark,
As quiet as can be. And snap!
Repeat - Three, Two One.

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Five Little Fishes


Print up the sheets with fish and shark on white
card stock.
Cut out - Laminate.
Place a small piece of velro on the back of each
piece.
Use for flannel story.
Remove fish as you do Five Little Fishes.

Fish Story
One, two, three, four, five,
(hold up fingers while counting)
Once a caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
(hold up additional fingers)
Then I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.
(hold up pinky on the right hand)
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Five Little Shells


Five little shells lying on the shore,
Crash went the waves and then there were four.
Four little shells down by the sea,
Crash went the waves and then there were three.
Three little shells, smooth as new,
Crash went the waves and then there were two.
Two little shells, sparkling in the sun,
Crash went the waves and then there was one.
One little shell, left by itself,
I took it home and put it on my shelf.

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Five Little Shells


Print up the following sheet with shells on white
card stock.
Cut out - Laminate.
Place a small piece of velro on the back of each
piece.
Use for flannel story.
Remove shells as you do Five Little Shells.

Five Oceans
(Sung to: Three Blind Mice)

Five oceans, five oceans,


On the earth, on the earth.
Five oceans cover the earth, you see.
Can you name them all with me?
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Southern
make five.
Five oceans.

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Cranky Crabs
Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.
Four cranky crabby were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed and then there were three.
Three cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole, and then there were two.
Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a cup, and then there was one.
One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
Thats how the story ends.

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Cranky Crabs
Print up the following sheet with crabs and rocks
on white card stock.
Cut out - Laminate.
Place a small piece of velro on the back of each
piece.
Use for flannel story.
Remove crabs as you do Cranky Shells.
Place last crab behind rocks.

My Octopus Song
(Sung to: Three Blind Mice)

Octopus. Octopus
In the Sea. In the Sea.
To swim they use all eight of their arms.
Their color changes to hide them from harm.
They live in the sea, not on a farm.
The octopus!

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Once I Saw an Octopus


Once I saw an octopus.
In the deep, blue sea.
(Point downward)

I called, Mr. Octopus,


Wont you swim with me?
(Cup hands around mouth).

Then out came his tentacles,


So very long and straight.
(Extend eight fingers).

One and two and three and fur,


Five and six and seven and eight.
(Count fingers)

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The Whales
(Sung to: Im a Little Teapot)

Im a humpback whale, Im very strong.


I leap about and sing a song.
I like to eat my fill in the Northern Sea.
But in the winter, south I flee.
I am a beluga, Im all white.
From head to tail, Im quite a sight.
You can hear me singing way up north,
Playing and swimming, back and forth.
Im a mighty orca black and white.
In the sea, Im a beautiful sight.
Im not very big, but I am sleek.
I hunt for my food, because I have teeth.

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Im a Big Whale
(Sung to: Clementine)

I am swimming, I am swimming,
I am swimming in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im swimming.
I am swimming in the sea.
I am singing, I am singing, I am singing in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im singing,
I am singing in the sea.
I am spouting, I am spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.
Im a big whale and Im spouting,
I am spouting in the sea.
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The Lighthouse Song


(Sung to: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Twinkle, Twinkle, little light,


Flashing brightly though the night.
When its stormy, you must show,
All the sailors where to go.
Twinkle, Twinkle, little light,
Flashing brightly through the night

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Five Little Sea Creatures


Five little sea creatures;
On the ocean floor.
The lobster walked away,
And then there were four.
Four little sea creatures;
Living in the sea.
The octopus crept away,
Now there were three.
Three little sea creatures;
Wondering what to do.
Good-bye, said the starfish
Now there were two.
Two little sea creatures;
Not having much fun.
Off swam the sea horse,
Now there is one.
One little hermit crab.
Sad and all alone.
Back came the starfish,
Back came the sea horse,
Back came the octopus,
Back came the lobster,
Then all five went home.

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Five Little Sea Creatures


Print up the following 2 sheets onto white
card stock.
Cut out Laminate.
Place a small piece of velro on the back of
each piece.
Use for flannel story
Remove and replace sea animals as you do
Five Little Sea Creatures.

Catch a Fish
(Sung to: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Catch, catch, catch a fish,


hook it on your line.
Reel it, reel it, reel it, reel it
This one will be mine.

Fish Fingerplay
A golden fish went swimming by.
He swam down low; he swam up high.
He wriggled his fins and shook his scales.
and swishes his graceful golden tail.

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Pass the Fish


Have children sit in a circle and pass around a toy
fish while the whole class chants:

Who caught a fish in the deep, blue, sea?


(Childs name holding fish) caught a fish in the
deep, blue, sea!
(Child holding fish says) Who me?
(The children say) Yes, you!
(Child holding fish says) Couldnt be!
(Child reply) Then who?
Start passing the fish again and do the poem
using another childs name.

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Five Little Fish


Cut five fish shapes out of felt. Place the fish on
your flannel board. As you read the following
rhyme, let the children take turns catching the
fish by removing them from the flannel board.

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Five Little Fish

Five little fish swimming by the shore.


One got caught and then there were four.

Four little fish swimming in the sea.


One got caught and then there were three.

Three little fish swimming in the blue.


One got caught and then there were two.

Two little fish swimming in the sun.


One got caught and then there was one.

One little fish swimming for home.


Decided it was best never to roam.

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Five Little Sea Shells

Five little seashells lying on the shore.


Swish went the waves and then there were four.

Four little sea shells cozy as could be.


Swish went the waves and then there were three.

Three little sea shells all pearly new.


Swish went the waves and then there were two.

Two little sea shells sleeping in the sun.


Swish went the waves and then there was one.

One little sea shell left all alone.


Whispered, Shhhhhhh as I took it home.

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